In the early autumn in 2015, after finalising the design of the Vima collection in Stockholm, we traveled to Yu-Ching’s home country, Taiwan. The purpose of the journey is to source, produce, and to learn from the master craftsmen and women in Taiwan. They have earned its renowned reputation by producing some of the finest products in the world, as well as their openness and creative mindset.
Sourcing and searching for the right manufacturer took away a lot of our time, it’s hard and tiring, but also very rewarding. And it’s because of that, the journey gave us thorough insights regarding production techniques as well as a deeper appreciation for the spirit of handcrafted objects.
By the end of the journey, we managed to find a tube bending factory in Southern Taiwan to produce the tubular part of the Vima collection for us. And we also got in contact with a skilled leather smith in Northern Taiwan to help us on the leather piece of the lounge chair.
Without the people we met and the experience we gained in Taiwan, HAHA wouldn’t be able to present the Vima collection to the world. For that, we wanna say “Thank you!” to this beautiful country. And we will keep on adventuring into the unknown realm, just like we did in Taiwan, to bring more interesting and exciting stuff to you guys. Stay tuned…